Alan Shapiro


Alan Shapiro is a poet and a professor of English at the University of North Carolina. The author of fiction, essays, and memoirs, he has published ten volumes of poetry, the most recent of which is Against Translation.


My Identity Problem

from Authenticity, Volume 23, Number 3

We used to want to assimilate into the mainstream. Now identity is front and center of what we want the world to know about us.